of the earth

and all its glories

our stories
and our songs 

the ways we Braille 
our way to shine
in 
(fallen) 
followed stars

the days we know 
that all of this 
is ours, 
so seize the daze 

and whim 
the wave 

and 
spill 
our 
salt. 

::


It’s Quadrille Monday over at dVerse, and I’m hosting. Come play!

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28 Responses to of the earth

  1. Ingrid says:

    You were also drawn to the sea, like me! I love the phrase ‘seize the daze’ – simply wonderful 🙂

  2. I love how you incorporated the title here. and hinted at that old saying “salt of the earth”
    we are in good company with those stories.

  3. some wonderful verbs you have mined here De – salted with puns!

  4. merrildsmith says:

    Oh this is so good! I keep reading it over and over again.

  5. msjadeli says:

    “the ways we Braille / our way to shine”
    It does take some creativity doesn’t it.
    I love (what I’m guessing are) your grains of salt at the end.
    The light of courage shines in this poem.

  6. Gillena Cox says:

    Nice one!!!

    Much love…

  7. Ain says:

    …and leading to a lovely finish..

  8. K.Hartless says:

    Oh, I love the last line. Cheers to spilling the salt, perhaps over the shoulder should that be needed.

  9. rothpoetry says:

    Sieze the daze and spill the salt! An interesting take on the prompt!

  10. Just the right portion of whimsy.

  11. Dale says:

    I just read this three times, it was so lovely!

  12. Grace says:

    Beautiful De!!!!

  13. Arcadia M says:

    Lovely poem.

  14. …and whim the wave…. oh I love that!

  15. the ways we Braille
    our way to shine
    in
    (fallen)
    followed stars

    Ingenious, De.


    David

  16. Love the verbs and the feeling of celebrating life.

  17. “and whim
    the wave

    and
    spill
    our
    salt. ”

    Amazing ending! 🙂

  18. “seize the daze 

    and whim 
    the wave 

    and 
    spill 
    our 
    salt.”
    Whimsical and delightful.  

  19. whimsygizmo says:

    Thank you all so much for the kind and generous comments. I’m loving everyone’s Quadrilles! ❤

  20. calmkate says:

    such a creative and fun weaving of words, I like!

  21. lynn__ says:

    Delightful word play, De, and thank you for the excellent prompt!

  22. Oh to whim the wave and spill our salt! Yes!!

  23. hedgewitch says:

    I love that ending, and I love the way this poem takes us into a place where life is “brailled” out to us in our sense and in our senses, and we are all the richer for that spill at the end. A wonderful quadrille–showing the strength of the form by making every word count. I love it when you host, De.

  24. Helen Dehner says:

    Wow! So many breathtaking lines …. cheers to you!

  25. Xan says:

    i love all the verbed nouns

  26. “the ways we Braille
    our way to shine
    in
    (fallen)
    followed stars”

    Stunning writing, De!

  27. Ali Grimshaw says:

    I just got back from the seaside and you have captured my walk in the sand. Wonderful.

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